Droxidopa is a generic prescription drug used to relieve the symptoms of low blood pressure when standing, such as dizziness, lightheadedness, blackouts, and fainting.
Droxidopa causes veins and arteries to narrow, resulting in a slight increase in blood pressure.
The only brand name is Northera.
Droxidopa comes in capsule form.
There are three doses:
It’s important to always take by mouth as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
The timing of your doses is very important in helping to maintain a healthy blood pressure while you are taking droxidopa. Follow your doctor’s dosing instructions very carefully.
Serious Side Effects Include;
Less Serious Side Effects
If you miss a dose, take the missed one as soon as you remember. However, if the missed dose is close to the time for your next scheduled dose, then skip the dose. Don’t take extra medicine to make up for missed doses. Never “double up” on your Droxidopa dose.
Do not stop taking Droxidopa without first consulting your doctor.
We believe that high deductibles and copays shouldn’t prevent anyone from receiving the medications they need. That’s why at QuickRx, we offer a Copay Assistance Program. This is designed to help patients reduce their copays and out-of-pocket costs for their medication. Our program partners with various foundations and manufacturer assistance programs to help make a patient’s medication affordable.
Qualifying for Droxidopa copay assistance depends on many factors, that’s why we have patient liaisons who take their time to understand the needs of each patient and the kind of assistance we can provide.